May 15, 2008 07:00 ET Launches Special Business and Technology Video Interview Series

Features Industry Leaders on Impact of Technology and Future of Business in Partnership With Web Start-Up

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - May 15, 2008) -, an award-winning news and information Web site, in partnership with Big Think today announces two in-depth video interview series that get into the minds of the technology creators and business innovators paving the way of the future.

" has always been a leader in producing high-quality and award-winning online video," said Jeff Burkett, Director of ad innovations and client services at Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive. "Our partnership with Big Think provides an innovative way to connect our viewers with some of the world's most interesting business and technology visionaries."

"Big Think believes that in our global age, big ideas matter more than ever," said Victoria R.M. Brown, Co-founder of Big Think. "We are committed to finding and sharing the best and most innovative ideas and thinkers. We are excited about the opportunity to work with to bring both to its audience of engaged and influential thinkers."

The Personal Technology video interview series launches with Wikipedia Co-Founder Jimmy Wales discussing how this Internet age will be remembered, Oxford University Professor, author and Co-Founder of Harvard University's Berkman Center for Internet & Society Jonathan Zittrain on whether Google poses a threat to free culture and Chairman of EDventure Holdings and venture capitalist Esther Dyson on maintaining privacy on Facebook.

This eight-month series, sponsored by Intel, will feature interviews with high profile guests discussing the significant impacts that personal technology has made on their lives and careers.


"Intel processor innovation is providing more computing power and greater energy efficiency for companies and Web sites like so that consumers can experience a fast and rich web experience to enjoy online content, videos, news and other features," said Heather Dixon, Marketing Manager, Digital Home & Mobility, at Intel. "As the Internet moves to a visual computing experience rich in video and graphics, we're also excited to work with the and sponsor this video series that highlights how technology plays an important role in our lives."

Launching the Small Business video interview series, Dean of New York University's Stern School of Business Thomas Cooley will talk about the differences between leading a small business versus a large corporation, founder of Nantucket Nectars and Plum TV Tom Scott will discuss important challenges to consider as a small business owner and founder of OLX and Zingy Fabrice Grinda will share tips on how to get started.

The Small Business interview series is sponsored by AT&T and, over the next three months, will gain advice from top business leaders and experts discussing the important lessons that have helped them create lucrative small businesses.


"AT&T helps millions of small business customers every day respond quicker to opportunities and get more done in the day with our innovative communications solutions," said Victoria Quintana, Director of small business marketing for AT&T's wireless unit. "'s Small Business interview series is yet another way for AT&T to assist this important and vibrant community to 'Seize the Moment' to prosper and grow."

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